The Realities Of Owning A Horse

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Owning a horse is the dream of many girls and boys when growing up. Horses are really elegant animals, and many owners find them to be the perfect blend of power, cuteness, charm and loyalty. 

Despite all their merits, however, owning, and particularly looking after, horses is a really difficult thing to do and should only be considered by those who are committed to giving it the right kind of care and affection. Here we take a look at some of the realities of owning a horse:

They Take Up A Lot Of Your Time 

When you become a horse owner, that horse is very quickly going to take over your life and become a consistent part of your daily routine because a horse needs to be checked on every single day without fail. This makes looking after a horse a challenge for those who work, take regular holidays or have other commitments which will keep them away from their animal. To make sure you can look after your horse effectively on a tight schedule, be sure to find some horse-loving friends who can help you out if necessary.

The tasks that a horse owner will have to do on a daily basis include cleaning out it’s stall to prevent hoof problems and checking that it has plenty of clean food and water. They’ll need to be well groomed at least three times a week. You also need to make sure that the horse has enough time out in the open and that it is exercised enough, as no animal, especially a horse, will enjoy being stuck in a tiny stall every day. You also need to pay close attention to how the horse looks, checking for wounds or other physical indicators that suggest something is wrong, and check their hooves and clean them out daily. You can find out lots of useful tips and information in these horse videos

They Are Expensive 

You don’t have to be substantially rich to be able to own a horse, but on the flip side, you’re going to struggle to afford and accommodate a horse if you live in a small townhouse without much land. The initial cost of obtaining a horse through legitimate means can cost you well into the hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars. As well as this, there are expensive medical bills that will need to be paid, food that needs to be bought, and expensive tack that is required before even attempting to ride your horse

All this already adds up to a sizeable investment, and that doesn’t even factor in the equipment you need and the costs of boarding the horse somewhere. Owning a horse is a serious financial commitment, so be sure that you really want a horse before spending the money to get everything in order for it. 

The Breed Of Horse Dictates How It Will Behave 

If you’re a first-time horse owner, you want to make sure that you get yourself a dolce and patent breed best suited to inexperienced riders and owners. The best for that is a wild daft horse; however, there are other horse breeds to choose from. Just be sure to ask the breeder which one will suit you best, and don’t scrimp to save cash, as having a hard to handle horse can ruin the experience of horse ownership. Be prepared that if you do get a horse, it may not behave how you would want it to. 

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